Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2019

Utica Local Returns to Showcase “Inside Brooklyn” Exhibit at Cogar Gallery

August 13, 2019

Former central New York resident Kathleen Nathan is returning to her roots, bringing her solo photography exhibit "Inside Brooklyn" to Herkimer College's Cogar Gallery.

Nathan grew up in Utica, beginning her studies in photography at RIT and Visual Studies Workshop. She received an A.S. from Empire State College and a B.A. from Stockton College in New Jersey. She headed west to continue developing her photography skills, pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree. She graduated from the Las Vegas University of Nevada with an M.F.A. in 1991.

Nathan has shown her work extensively in both group shows and solo exhibits across the United States for the last 30 years. "Inside Brooklyn" focuses on the urban landscape viewable out Nathan's apartment window when she moved to the city in February 2011 from Southern California. The pieces explore the nuances of daily life in the city through pictures of nearby windows and brick walls, roof top edges, slices of city skyline, and the 34-story, art deco landmark skyscraper, Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower.

"I was mesmerized by this building, a constant in a continuum of change," said Nathan. "It was my timepiece, anchor and true north as I learned to navigate my new life in Brooklyn."

"Inside Brooklyn" will be on display from Tuesday, August 20 through Friday, October 4. An artist's reception will be held Friday, August 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cogar Gallery.

The Cogar Gallery is open to the public free of charge Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the College is open. For more information, visit